Forest Road Construction

Grant aid is available for the construction of forest roads into plantations.

Conifer forests are eligible within 5 years of thinning, while broadleaf forests are eligible when they reach a height of 6 meters.

The profitable management of forests is dependent on having an excellent forest road network in place.

The maximum grant available is €40/linear meter of road constructed, which has prior approval from the Forest Service.

For more information on forest road grants please visit


Forestry and the timber industry has been very much an under developed sector in Ireland and I feel this new website is an ideal vehicle to help to promote and coordinate investors, farmers, auctioneers and all involved in the sector. I congratulate Paddy Bruton and all his team in Forestry Services Ltd. on this one-stop-shop website initiative and wish them every success in the future.
Sean Kelly MEP at website launch
In an environment of historically low interest rates and bond yields; volatile and nervous equity markets; uncertain property markets; the investment options are not at all clear or straightforward at the moment. For any investor, diversification is key and in that context, forestry can play a very valuable role. This website will make a very valuable contribution to investors interested in sourcing this investment option.
Jim Power, Economist at website launch